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These 16 nonfiction reading passages are perfect for test prep or any time of the year to help students prepare for state tests, small group instruction, centers, homework and warm-up work. Included are 16 short test prep reading passages with 4 questions each that require close reading and a high level of thinking. Many inference questions are included to get your students thinking deeply about their nonfiction texts. Each test prep reading passage is about a Science or Social Studies topic to facilitate your cross-curricular instruction. Lexile levels have been assigned to each reading passage. Grade level designations are reflective of the Common Core Stretch Lexile Bands.
1. Dinosaur Poop
2. Vampire Squid
3. Regions of the United States
5. Prairie Dogs
6. The Accidental Potato Chip
7. The American Civil War
8. Benjamin Franklin’s Childhood
10. So You Want To Be an Astronaut?
11. The Boston Tea Party
12. Causes of the American Revolution
13. What, More Taxes?
14. Dung Beetles
15. Extreme Insects
These nonfiction test prep reading passages and questions are only one page in length, so they are easy to use during one class period, for small group or RtI instruction, or in learning stations.
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